All posts on December, 2015

10 Animals That Support Your New Year’s Resolutions

Think you’ll need help following through on your New Year’s resolutions? Take some inspiration from these news-making animals of 2015. Soon you’ll be your best self…or possibly a sea monster. Either way, 2016 is sure to be great.

Get rid of unnecessary clutter

This year, students in Denmark discovered that starfish have a startling ability no one had noticed before. When the students injected microchips—or other foreign objects—into starfish, the animals expelled the items out the en

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Science Sushi: 2015 in Review

It’s that time of the year again where I look back and see what has happened over the past 365 days in the life of this blog. So far in 2014…

…I have posted 46 posts

…that received over five hundred twenty-five thousand views

…from 217 countries/territories

…with 260 comments

The most viewed post of the year was about hypodermic flatworm penises, which won the title by a landslide (never underestimate the popularity of penises, I guess).  Stories on parasitic wasp vi

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Best of Citizen Science Salon Blogs in 2015

As we jump into a promising new year, we’d like to give a tip of the cap to all the amazing contributors who’ve made the Citizen Science Salon on Discover Magazine one of the best places to learn about and engage in citizen science. Here are the 10 most popular articles that we published on this blog in 2015, just in time to add them to your weekend reading list.

The SciStarter Team

National Geographic

Finding our origins: The Genographic Projec

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New study outlines risk for in-hospital and out-of-hospital births in Oregon

The out-of-hospital birth setting in Oregon was associated with a higher risk of perinatal death, while the in-hospital birth setting was associated with a higher risk for cesarean delivery and other obstetric interventions (e.g., induction or augmentation of labor), according a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University.

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